Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Happy Halloween! Something Wicked this way comes!

Happy Halloween!  

Suzanne asked if I wanted to do the Halloween post and I jumped at the idea...I love creating Halloween projects!  I pulled out the wickedly awesome stamp set, Something Wicked, and started playing.

Something Wicked 2018, Set of 6 Stamps - Mounted

The card is a fancy fold layout with spellbinding textures and details.

The quote was stamped and heat embossed using the new Modern Gilding Powder in Gothic Black.  After die cutting the mat (below the quote), I heat embossed it using Kells Gold.  What a monstrously cool gold mat!  Next I created an orange wrinkly bow and adhered it to the card front.  The flower is also embossed using Acanthus Teal Modern Gilding Powder.  It matches the papers perfectly and gives a boo-tiful detail to the flower.

More embossing for the inside of the card and- wow- it is quite the spook-tastic contrast to the aged, distressed Halloween papers.  In the bottom right corner I lightly tapped Versamark on the paper and added Kells Gold embossing.  Sometimes the smallest details can make ghoulishly delightful areas of interest.

Very happy with how the card turned out!  It captures the frightful fun of Halloween and the fangtastic fun of crafting!  Win-win.  :)

Have you tried the Modern Gilding Powders?  They are so versatile and help to create the smoothest embossing details on your projects.  (They will look great on your upcoming holiday projects!)

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a Happy Halloween!
Kathy Jo

Gilded Falalala with Holly

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a quick and simple Christmas card featuring two of the new dies released by Quietfire Design and two of the new gilding powders.  These gilding powders come in six colours and are a lovely fine embossing powder.

I die cut the Falalala and the flourished holly leaves and berries out of inexpensive white cardstock.  (Frugal tip:   I go through so much cardstock, I buy the large packages of 8.5x11 110 lb cardstock at Staples. You get 250 sheets for $21.99 CAD, so it works out to about 9 cents a sheet).  I coated the die cuts with Versamark embossing ink before sprinkling with the gilding powders and heating to melt.  I did this twice to get a nice smooth coat.

The 'berries' in the holly are some Robin's Nest dew drops I had laying around.  Beads, sequins or even a dab of glitter glue would also work to accent the berries.  Add adhere the diecuts to the cardstock base and layer it up as desired with silver paper or dry embossed white cardstock. That's it - all you need are dies, cardstock and gilding powder.  Have fun!

Quietfire Design Supplies Used:  Falalala and Flourished Holly dies, Acanthus Teal and Dragon Berry gilding powders
Other Supplies: Staples white cardstock, Crafter's Companion silver mirrored cardstock, Versamark ink, Robin's Nest dew drops

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Let Your Dreams Soar

Hello Everyone!  Betsy here on the blog today with this very ethereal card using the Soar Collection and Soar die!

I was very inspired by the dreamy quality of Suzanne's calligraphy and the images in the stamp set.  And the die cut "Soar" really needed some sparkle behind it!

I started by choosing a paper that went with my this case clouds and stars in the sky, cutting it to be 4" x 5 1/4".  I used the die, retaining the inner bits that I knew would have to be glued back on.  I cut a piece of heat resistant acetate and glued it behind the die cut. Then I adhered
the extra bits so the word would be clear. 

Then I put this panel in my MISTI to be stamped.  I placed all of the butterfly stamps and the sentiment on at one time.  I curved the easy to do as they are photopolymer.  I stamped everything in black hybrid ink and then heat embossed with Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powders.

At this point I colored in the outer parts of the butterfly wings with a white Prisma color pencil and then made hi-lights with a white gel pen.
Next it was time to make the shaker.  I placed foam tape all over the back of the panel.  I paid particular attention to the area around the die cut portion, making sure I placed my foam tape completely around the outer edge of it and that there were no gaps.
I cut a side folding A2 size card base out of dark blue card stock.  I placed my shakers bits, 
in this case clear diamond sparkles, onto the base where they would be 
captured by the foam taped top panel.
I gently placed my top panel over the shaker bits and made sure they were all contained before pressing it down firmly.
I added 5 iridescent star sequins to my piece and numerous tiny stars.  I added Liquid Pixie Dust on the actual paper in places where it was lighter.
This finished my card!

Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

DCWV Zodiac Paper
White Prisma Color Pencil
#10 White Gelly Roll Pen
Lawn Fawn Liquid Fair Dust
Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
Misc Dark Blue Card Stock
Misc Star Sequins
Foam Tape
MISTI Stamping Tool

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I hope you are inspired to create your own 
version of my "Let Your Dreams Soar" card. 
 Happy Papercrafting!


Monday, October 28, 2019

Kindness is Like Snow

Hey Quietfire Fans! It's hard to believe that Christmas will be here in not time at all, so today, I figured I would get started on creating a Christmas card. By combining a variety of stamps as well as dies from A Way With Words, they were the perfect for my card. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite Christmas beverage and learn how to recreate my card at home.

To start, you'll need the sentiment from the Kindness is Like Snow Stamp set. Apply Emboss It Ink to the sentiment and stamp onto a piece of black cardstock. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the powder has cooled, cut the sentiment into four strips.

On a scrap piece of white cardstock, apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the cardstock. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder overtop of the cardstock piece. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the powder has cooled, die cut the stars from the Peace on Earth Die twice out of the embossed cardstock. You'll need five of the stars.

Apply Emboss It Ink to the Snowflake from the Kindness is Like Snow stamp set and stamp onto a piece of black cardstock. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder over the stamped snowflake. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Fussy cut the snowflake out. Adhere seven silver foil pearls at the points on the snowflake. 

Die cut the Ornament from the Love, Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament out of black cardstock. Cut the loop at the top of the ornament off. 

Die cut a 2 1/4" Stitched Circle out of black cardstock.

Cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 3 1/2" x 4 1/2". Apply Emboss It Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and stamp onto the piece of black cardstock. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder overtop of the stamped background. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Adhere the ornament to the stitched circle. Foam square the ornament to the middle right hand side of the crackle background piece. The flourish portion of the ornament will hang over the right hand edge of the background cardstock piece. Foam square the snowflake to the middle of the stitched circle.

Use thin foam squares to adhere the five stars as desired around the ornament as desired.

Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the sentiment strips to the bottom right hand side of the ornament as desired. Cut a cardbase out of white cardstock that measures 3 1/2" x 9", score at 4 1/2". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Here are a few closeup photos of the finished card.

Here is the finished Kindness is Like Snow Card.

Quietfire Design Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Circles
- Studio Katia: Silver Foil Pearls
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
- Misc: Black Cardstock and White Cardstock

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope that I have inspired you to recreate your own version of my Kindness is Like Snow Card.

- Katelyn

Friday, October 25, 2019

Flourished Holly and Cheers ~ A Christmas Mug!

Quietfire Design 2019 Calligraphic Christmas Bundle of metal dies / Christmas Mug using vinyl

Hello Kim here again! Guess what today is? Two months until Christmas! I know I should be posting something spooky, but honestly only 2 more months!

I am usually not so organized with my Christmas to do list, so whenever I can get a head start on a few projects...I’m all in. This year I plan on making more of these fun festive mugs! They are quick, fun and look FAB...if I must say so myself!

The latest seasonal die release from Elizabeth Craft Designs & Quietfire Design is perfectly timed for all of your Christmas projects...and mine! 

Quietfire Design 2019 Calligraphic Christmas Bundle of metal dies

I was not sure how steel dies would work with vinyl as I have only ever cut vinyl with my Cricut Explore. I squealed when the dies cut like butter!

For my mugs, I used the new Cheers and Flourished Holly dies! They are perfect as a “team” on my Christmas mugs. I built the layers of the holly on a non-stick surface and then moved it as one piece onto the mug, leaving enough room for the “Cheers” sentiment. 

Quietfire Design 2019 Calligraphic Christmas Bundle of metal dies / Cheers Metal Dies

Quietfire Design 2019 Calligraphic Christmas Bundle of metal dies / Flourished Holly Metal Cutting Dies

Easy, peasy...DONE! I can see adding some hot chocolate and candy canes into the mug, fill it with candy or maybe a coffee gift card. A great gift for someone on your list and easy to make multiples!

Quietfire Design 2019 Calligraphic Christmas Bundle of metal dies / Christmas Mug using vinyl

We can’t wait to see how you put all the NEW RELEASES to work, be sure to share!

Supply List:

Craft Vinyl

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Playing with the Modern Gilding Powders and Christmas Dies

Diana here today with a collection of Christmas cards I made where I experimented with the new Modern Gilding Powders.  I wanted to see what they look like next to each other - as well as crank out a few cards while I'm at it.

To start, I die-cut the Christmas from the Merry Christmas 3 die set out of watercolor paper because it was thicker than my regular cardstock.  I did the same for the Cheer, love, joy and peace die.    

For the first card, I used Kell's Gold on the Christmas and Dragon Berry for the Cheer.  I heated the powder for a while and got a nice smooth surface.

For the card below, I used Burnished Silver and heated it just enough for the powder to melt.  It gave a wonderful textured look (see second photo below).

For the third card, I also used the Burnished Silver but heated it for a bit longer for the smooth finish.

On the last one, the Christmas is in Copper Scroll.  As you see, the Copper Scroll and the Kell's Gold was paired with a scrap piece of paper from the same hue.  I sponged the edges with a tan Distress Ink and Hickory Smoke on the gray backgrounds.

Here is all four together so you can see the difference.  The wreath is from an old Spellbinders Woodland Wreath set, cut with two different shades of green card stock.  I hope the comparison helps and you'll find that you need all the colors.  :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Peace on Earth

Hello, friends! It's Nancy here with you today!

I'm excited to share a card I created, using the brand new Peace on Earth die.
This lovely die is part of the wonderful 2019 Calligraphic Christmas Release.
It is such a pretty die!
It made me think of clouds, so I placed it in the sky above a Village.

Here's the card I made:

I began by forming a white cardstock card base.
I cut a piece of blue/white designer paper the same size as the card front.
I cut a piece of the Winter Village paper to fit the bottom portion of the card.
Next, I cut the die out of the top portion of the blue/white paper.
I also cut a second die, as well as some of the star shapes, out of white cardstock.

Then I adhered the blue/white piece to the front of the card base.
I adhered the white die-cut piece into the opening of the blue/white,
then adhered the blue/white die-cut piece in place on top of the white one.
Having the extra white die-cut under the blue/white one adds some nice dimension,
and pops the die up very nicely. 

 Next, I adhered the Winter Village piece to the bottom of the blue/white paper.
I also adhered the three white cardstock stars in place.
I covered the white stars, and the stars in the die-cut, with Stickles.

Finally, I added a ribbon bow to the top of the Winter Village piece.
Here's a final look at the finished card.

Quietfire Products Used:

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - White Cardstock,
Pebbles - Home for the Holidays;
Stickles: Star Dust;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back soon to share more of this great New Release!

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